Category: Promotions

#8 Zniw Adventure

I’m close to having played one hundred point-and-clicks this year alone. They are sort of my jam, with each adventure lovingly transporting me back to childhood. Back to being a ten year old boy, hogging the family computer in early 1997, desperately trying to outsmart a goat. Nothing is more nostalgic to me in gaming…

By Owly October 31, 2021 0

#7 Alexey’s Winter

Point-and-clicks are my weakness. The genre is deeply woven into the very fabric of what makes me the gamer I am today. With each new experience, I’m tightly wrapped in nostalgia – that familiar, warm, comforting visit from an old friend. So when asked if I wanted to play Alexey’s Winter, how could I say…

By Owly October 29, 2021 0

#6 Escape Simulator

As a weird child fumbling through the 90s, I fell in love with a British show called Jonathan Creek. It was about a magician’s assistant who had a flare for solving puzzles. He would go on to use his ability to crack impossible murders. It terrified me when I was little but I loved it…

By Owly October 20, 2021 0

#5 War Mongrels

I was barely a teenager the first time I watched Saving Private Ryan and I thought it was the coolest film ever. Lots of action and gore – I knew no better. The older I got the harder I found it to sit through the film. Now that I’m firmly an adult, I can’t watch…

By Owly October 20, 2021 0

#4 Schmutznik

I beat a lot of games. Like, a lot. So far this year, I have rolled credits on 178 different titles. If we could mirror the coloured-belt hierarchy approach that the perennially popular martial art of Karate uses, but apply it to time-management – and we really should – then I would be a blackbelt…

By Owly October 15, 2021 0

#3 Calluna: The Adventures of Ole Bull

You can tell straight away when a game has been made with love. When passion and pride fill every corner of the screen. For me, this level of effort will always go a long way to help overlook the shortcomings of a game. Calluna has it’s issues, but you can feel as you progress through…

By Owly October 9, 2021 0

#2 Dear Agony Aunt

Dear Agony Aunt graced Steam on October 1st, and it is the debut release for developer/publisher Faye Strawberry. You play as a prospective agony aunt, having a weeks trial at EF Magazine. The game is gloriously set in late 2006, complete with a Stone Henge desktop background and garish Microsoft Windows theme. This is your…

By Owly October 2, 2021 0

#1 Teacup

Developed by Smarto Club, and published by Whitethorn Games, Teacup is a short adventure that released on September 23rd via Steam, Xbox, PS4, and Epic, with a Switch release due on September 30th. The publishers, Whitethorn Games, pride themselves on being the “defenders of easy games”. It was only while browsing their website that I…

By Owly September 25, 2021 0